Ginga and Unleash the Power Within: Tony Robbins UPW Event Review

Hey, Galera! I’m constantly talking about how Capoeira should be for life improvement–physically, mentally, spiritually, and any other way that it can help you. For example, you all know my story. After losing it all in a drunken car accident, Capoeira help me lift myself up from my bootstraps and improve my life despite my hardships. I didn’t play the victim or look for pity, but instead invested in myself and worked hard. This event is the pinacle of improving your life. People go from all over the world to see Tony work his magic…that’s right. The event I’m talking about is Unleash the Power Within by Tony Robbins.

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Capoeira Goal Setting: The S.M.A.R.T. Method

What’s up, Galera! It’s O Rei and remember that Capoeira should be a life improving activity for you, as it was for me. One of the first things I received from Capoeira, besides one heck of a workout, is the goal setting environment. Almost immediately you are forced to start getting better at something. Whether it’s your kicks, dodges, stamina, cardio, acrobatics, etc.

Then you are asked to test and demonstrate certain forms, music, Portuguese, take downs, and other moves to achieve your cord (belt). This happens over and over again as you navigate through your Capoeira system. It is really awesome and empowering. You start developing an organized way to achieve these pre-set goals for you. Many people see the connection to your personal and professional lives, but some do not. Read More

Capoeira Movie-Only the Strong, My Experience

What’s up Galera! It’s O Rei, and I’m back with an epic story of my experience of the movie, “Only the Strong”. Ha, ha! Thanks to Fabio Ventania Ramalho for the photoshop skills. He sent me that on my birthday  a couple years ago for a prank. Anyway, the first time that I ever heard of Capoeira back in 1993 and it is an interesting story.

“Only the Strong” stars Mark Decascos and Mestre Amen Santo. For those of you all who never have heard of this movie, it is, I believe the first time in Hollywood that Capoeira is featured as the main martial art. There are several Brazilian movies that, of course, feature Capoeira, but none from the old U.S. of A. Read More

Green Smoothies-Diet for Capoeiristas and Active Lifestyles

What’s up Galera! Once again it’s O Rei, and I’m again transferring over my old blogs to my new blog. I have since helped dozens if not hundreds of people lose weight through Capoeira and diet. I was initially experimenting with the Greeen Smoothie diet. It was awesome.

Since then, I have done the keto, paleo, and just a well balanced diet. I think it’s great to integrate in Green Smoothies in your well balanced diet, so here is the old blog about the Green Smoothie diet. Enjoy… Read More